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In Vitro Fertilization Latonia KY

In Vitro Fertilization (literally, fertilization in glass) is a procedure during which the egg, instead of being fertilized in the woman's fallopian tube, is fertilized in a test tube or petri dish. When minimal sperm is available, frequently ICSI - intracytoplasmic sperm injection - is performed.

John R Castle, MD
(859) 514-5547
9722 Cloveridge Dr
Independence, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1953

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Stephen Hensley
(859) 442-1530
140 Plaza Dr
Cold Spring, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jay Coleman Holmes, MD
(859) 331-0774
694 Canterbury Dr
Ft Mitchell, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Hurley Med Ctr, Flint, Mi; Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi
Group Practice: Ob Gyn Assoc Of Flint P C; Ob Gyn Associates Of Flint Pc

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Jon Raymond Minzner
(859) 578-3400
351 Centre View Blvd
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Dr.Anita Weisberger
(859) 341-5550
20 Medical Village Dr # 132
Ft Mitchell, KY
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St. Elixabeth South
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Stephen Hensley
(859) 781-6222
140 Plaza Drive
Newport, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Luke Hosp -East, Fort Thomas, Ky
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Hooshang Silanee
(859) 441-6300
1801 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Marihelen Dooley
(859) 301-2423
1 Medical Village Dr
Edgewood, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Edward C Hall
(859) 301-2423
1 Medical Village Dr
Edgewood, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael Joesph Gerwe
(859) 341-2510
20 Medical Village Dr
Edgewood, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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IVF, IVF with ICSI, IVM and Frozen Embryo Transfer

IVF, IVF with ICSI, IVM and Frozen Embryo Transfer
updated Feb 15, 2010

IVF - In Vitro Fertilization is a last resort for many couples. Most couples starting IVF have already been through long months of trying to conceive naturally, failed IUI - Intra Uterine Insemination - cycles, multiple tests, a lot of frustration and disappointment.

This article discusses the following topics:

What is IVF?
What is the process of IVF?
What is IVM - in vitro maturation?
What happens if there are 'left over' embryos - information about Frozen Embryo Transfer

What is IVF?
In Vitro Fertilization (literally, fertilization in glass) is a procedure during which the egg, instead of being fertilized in the woman's fallopian tube, is fertilized in a test tube or petri dish. When minimal sperm is available, frequently ICSI - intracytoplasmic sperm injection - is performed.

How is IVF performed - what's the process?

Step 1 - Preparation
Both partners go through a variety of tests. These vary from one medical center to another, but often include hormone tests for the woman, AIDS and other tests for both partners and a sperm analysis for the man.

The medical center decides on a treatment plan -- how the egg production will be stimulated in the woman and when it will begin (on what day of the woman's cycle). This is what is referred to as your IVF protocol.

Frequently Lupron (also known as decapeptyl) is used to help the doctors take full charge of your hormones. It depresses your natural hormones, making the medication the sole source of ovarian stimulation.

Egg production is stimulated using hormones (e.g. Pergonal, Repronex, Fertinex, Follistim, Gonal F, Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl, Profasi, and Menogon and Puregon), with the goal being to produce a "good" number of eggs to help increase the chances of having several viable embryos. (Good is defined differently in different medical centers). When too many follicles begin to ripen simultaneously, it raises the risk for OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome).

The stimulation of egg production takes anywhere from several days to close to two weeks. During this time the woman is monitored closely using ultrasound and blood tests. It is very common to make changes to the IVF protocol during the stimulation process.

What you feel: You may feel swollen or bloated from the multiple follicles that are growing. You may feel irritable or have other symptoms as a result of the hormone injections and you may feel anxious about the egg retrieval process and the success of your cycle. Many clinics now offer support groups for their patients.

Step 2 - Ova or Egg Aspiration / Retrieval
Once the eggs are ready, they are ...

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